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    Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-3) Unflown MS66 NGC Silver Robbins Medallion, Serial Number 195, Directly from the Personal Collection of Astronaut Rusty Schweickart, with Signed Letter of Certification. This 35mm sterling silver medal, though not flown, is one of only 207 minted in commemoration of Columbia's third orbital test flight with Commander Jack Lousma and Pilot Gordon Fullerton. The obverse features the mission insignia with the shuttle emerging from a star design with the crew's surnames and Columbia around. The reverse includes their full names and the mission information, "March 22, 1982" and "March 30, 1982 / RW17 White Sands, NM". The serial number is found on the rim along with the sterling and Robbins hallmarks. Tagged by NGC "Ex: Russell L. Schweickart". A Gem Uncirculated example.

    Included with this lot is a Letter of Certification signed by Rusty Schweickart on his personal letterhead stating, in full: "I hereby certify that silver STS 3 Robbins Medallion, serial # 195, although unflown, is an authentic Robbins Medallion that I received through the Astronaut Flight Office. It has been in my personal collection since the STS 3 mission in 1982."


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    May, 2019
    9th-11th Thursday-Saturday
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